Support Center, Board Accountability: Self Assessment, Job Descriptions and Individual Plans
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When: 05/08/2018
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: 32 Old Slip
24th Floor
New York, New York  10005
United States

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While Board Leadership represents one of the greatest indicators of nonprofit effectiveness, too often organizations struggle with the issue of accountability in their governance functions. This workshop will examine some basic, yet effective management tools that help to improve accountability while creating a culture of high performance in nonprofit boards.  This suite of tools can help non profits improve their governance functions by applying effective management practices to the area of board development and communications. Board assessment provides board members the opportunity to critically examine the ways in which they can improve areas of governance function on a regular basis; job descriptions provide clarity around responsibilities and expectations; while Board member annual plans ensure accountability and improve engagement on an individual level. Through this workshop participants will learn how to develop and implement these important tools in their organizations.

Gilles Mesrobian is an affiliate consultant for the Support Center and a Certified Governance Trainer through BoardSource. He has more than a 25 years experience in nonprofit management as a consultant, Executive Director and Interim Executive Director. His consulting experience covers a broad range of organizational work in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Gilles is also on the faculty of Bard College’s MBA in Sustainability Program, a guest lecturer at the Center for Environmental Policy and a regular presenter for BoardSource’s webinar series.

This workshop is best suited for:

  • Executive Directors
  • Board Members
  • Senior Leadership Staff

*This training is made possible by funding from DYCD, and is available at no cost to CBOs with which DYCD contracts. DYCD grantees must register on CBEvents*


Gilles Mesrobian is a Senior Associate at the Support Center, and facilitates Interim Executive Leadership Training. Most recently, he completed Interim Executive assignments at Abraham House, Reeves-Reed Arboretum, the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York and Abraham House.

With many years of experience, Gilles' consulting background covers a broad range of organizational work in the nonprofit sector, including executive leadership transition, organizational restructuring, mission change, search, development, as well as addressing structural deficits.

Gilles formerly served as the Executive Director of Miracle House of New York and is membership Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Health. He holds an M.S. degree from Boston University in International Communications/ Journalism and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto. Gilles is a Tanenbaum Leadership Initiative Fellow of the Milano School for Non Profit Management, and is bilingual in French/English.


$200,000 $70.00
$200,000 - $999,999 $110.00
$1,000,000 - $5,000,00 $145.00
$5,000,000+ $175.00
Unaffiliated / Student $70.00
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